Singapore government denies interference in Malaysia’s domestic politics
Posted by temasektimes on June 23, 2012
The Singapore government has responded to allegations in the Malaysian media that it is interfering in Malaysian politics following reports of Singapore officials being involved in the recent Bersih 3.0 protests which rocked Kuala Lumpur and that some Malaysian youths were being trained in Singapore as polling and counting agents for the upcoming Malaysian general election.
In a statement released to the press, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said its officers were present at the Bersih 3.0 rally as impartial observers.
“The officers were present at the rally as part of their normal professional diplomatic duties. They also did not wear yellow to avoid being mistaken as rally participants,” a spokesperson said.
He reiterated that these are normal functions for a diplomat and expressed surprise that Singapore is being singled out when other foreign diplomats in KL were also observing the rally.